Just Call Upon Him

Just Call Upon Him

— Author Unknown When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; – Isaiah 43:2-3 The boy walked along the ocean shore trying not to stray. He looked up to his father saying, “Dad, I want to play.” His father looked upon him, with love showing in his eyes. “Do what you want to, my son. But do not leave my side.” “I would never leave you, Daddy. I love you way too much.” But the boy took a step away, out of his father’s range of touch. He walked through the surf, the waves tickling one toe. “If I take one more step in…” he thought, “Father will never know.” His father called out to him, “Son, to me remain true!” The boy thought with glee, “At the moment I don’t need you!” His father felt sadness, but he held his tongue. Sometimes lessons need to be learned, even when so young. The boy stepped out a little further, the water covering his waist. His father spoke with urgency; his father spoke with haste. “My son, come

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Jesus Really Loves You

Jesus Really Loves You

Every Sunday afternoon, after the morning service at their church, the Pastor and his 11-year-old son would go out into their town and hand out Gospel tracts. This particular Sunday afternoon, as it came time for the Pastor and his son to go to the streets with their tracts, it was very cold outside as well as pouring down rain. The boy bundled up in his warmest and driest clothes and said: “Okay Dad, I’m ready.” His Pastor Dad asked, “Ready for what?” “Dad, it’s time we gather our tracts together and go out.” Dad responds, “Son, it’s very cold outside and it’s pouring down rain.” The boy gives his Dad a surprised look, asking, “But Dad, aren’t people still going to Hell, even though it’s raining?” Dad answers, “Son, I am not going out in this weather.” Despondently the boy asks, “Dad, can I go — Please?” His father hesitated for a moment then said, “Son, you can go. Here are the tracts; be careful son.” “Thanks, Dad!” And with that, he was off and out into the rain. This 11-year-old boy walked the streets of the town going door-to-door and handing everybody he met in the street a Gospel tract. After 2-hours of walking in the rain, he was soaking bone-chilled wet and down to his very last tract.

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Living Your Life Without Sin

Living Your Life Without Sin

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.. – 1 John 1:8-9 There was a little girl, whose father was a pastor. One day, she came to her father and said, “Daddy, can a person go their whole life without sinning?” “No, honey.” The father answered. “I’m sorry, but that’s just not possible.” “What about a year, daddy? Can a person go a whole year without sinning?” She continued. “No, I don’t think that’s possible either.” “What about a day, can a person go a day without sinning once?” “It’s very unlikely, no, I don’t think they can.” “What about one moment, daddy, can a person go one moment without sinning?” “Yes, that is possible.” “Then daddy, I want to live my life, moment by moment.” Isn’t that how we should live our lives. Not looking ahead to our whole lives, or distant plans. But live moment by moment, as if this moment where your last one before you reach eternity. – Author Unknown You will succeed in Jesus Name! Also read: Purpose: Sent to Save Sinners Purpose: Sent to Take Our Sins Away Purpose: Sent to Absorb the Consequences of

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Brownie Crumbs

Brownie Crumbs

Mrs. Baughman was my 6th grade Sunday school teacher. One morning, she brought a pan of brownies to our class. As the goodies sat over by her chair, she gave each child a slip of paper marked with a household expense: house payment, utility bill, phone bill, entertainment, etc. My slip had a car payment. Before long, Mrs. Baughman picked up the tray of brownies and began naming the expenses written on the papers. As we gave her our expenses, she redeemed each one for a brownie. “Car payment” she announced. I jumped up to get my brownie from the pan. Finally, the last brownie had disappeared. But one boy named Donald still held his unredeemed slip. “God!” called Mrs Baughman. Donald came forward hoping the teacher had one more brownie hidden somewhere. With a knife, Mrs Baughman scraped the crumbs from the bottom of the pan into Donald’s napkin. He got a pretty raw deal, I thought – just crumbs. “The brownies represent your money”, the teacher explained to us. “If you don’t give God His share right away, He probably won’t get anything except maybe the crumbs.” I never forgot that illustration. The day my friend Donald got only the brownie crumbs, even as a child I learned that God should have the first right to everything I

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Imitating His Voice

Imitating His Voice

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. – John 10:27 Pastor Mark Thompson of Faribault, Minnesota, suffered terrible knife wounds from an assailant in his home, in October 1988. One of the many consequences of his difficult recovery was being forced to miss watching his son Chris run in the state cross-country championship meet. Pastor Thompson commissioned his brother Merv to go in his stead. According to the account in the St. Paul Pioneer Press & Dispatch, Mark told his brother, “I can’t be there to see Chris run. So I want you there at the beginning of the race. Holler a lot…. Then at the end, I want you to really cheer loudly. And I want you to make your voice sound like mine.” Merv heeded the advice, and Chris ran a strong race, finishing second. Merv, also a pastor, discerned the theological truth in the story. That’s what Jesus wants us to do.” he said. “Make your voice sound like mine.” — Author Unknown You will succeed in Jesus Name! Also read: Benefits of Wisdom: Instruction Purpose: Sent to Give Understanding Where To Look For Business & Career Success

Did Jesus Use A Modem?

Did Jesus Use A Modem?

Did Jesus use a modem, At the Sermon on the Mount? Did He ever try a broadcast fax, To send his message out? Did the disciples carry beepers, As they went about their route? Did Jesus use a modem, At the Sermon on the Mount? Did Paul use a laptop, With lots of RAM and ROM? Were his letters posted on BBS, At paul.rome.com? Did the man from Macedonia, Send an e-mail saying “Come?” Did Paul use a laptop, With lots of RAM and ROM? Did Moses use a joystick, At the parting of the Sea? And a satellite guidance tracking system, To show him where to be? Did he write the law on tablets, Or are they really on CD? Did Moses use a joystick, At the parting of the Sea? Did Jesus really die for us, One day upon a tree? Or was it a hologram, or technical wizardry? Can you download the live action video clip, To play on your pc? Did Jesus really die for us, One day upon a tree? Have the wonders of this modern age, Made you question what is true? How a single man, in a simple time, Could offer life anew? How a sinless life, a cruel death, Then a glorious life again, Could offer more to a desperate world, Than

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